Classic turkey broth

Prep 20 min
Total 1 hour 50 min
Makes 12 cups

2

Ingredients

1
carcass from a roasted turkey, meat removed and reserved
16 cups
cold water
1
onion, coarsely chopped
2
carrots, coarsely chopped
2
celery stalks, coarsely chopped
2
garlic cloves, lightly crushed
2
leeks, (dark green parts only), chopped
1 tbsp
whole peppercorns

Instructions

  • PLACE carcass in a large (about 6-qt) pot and cover with water. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, leeks, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns. Set pot over medium and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Pass broth through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding carcass and vegetables.

 

Kitchen Tip: Use dark green parts of leeks for broth and reserve the white and pale green parts soup.

Kitchen Tip: Make this broth ahead, then cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing for later use.

Kitchen Tip: You can use this broth in recipes that call for low-sodium chicken broth.

Nutrition

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